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February 4 – Saint Sunday at St. Thomas
Next Sunday is Saint Sunday at St. Thomas
The Feast of St. Brigid of Kildare
In the Episcopal Church, on or around February 1, we remember Saint Brigid who, next to Patrick, is the most beloved of Irish Saints. Gathering around her a group of women, in the year 470, Brigid founded a nunnery at Kildare, a place whose name meant “Church of the Oak.”
Eventually, she helped establish the only known Irish double monastery of women and men. Brigid actively participated in policy-making decisions in Church conventions. Many stories are told of her concern for the poor and needy. We will hear some amazing and fun tales of her life and ministry on Sunday. Brigid died on February 1, 523.
Collect for St. Brigid’s Day
O God, by whose grace you servant Brigid, kindled with the flame of your love, became a burning and a shining light in your Church: Grant that we also may be aflame with the spirit of love and discipline, and walk before you as children of light; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.
I would like a great lake of beer for the King of Kings.
I would like to be watching Heaven’s family drinking it through all eternity.
– St. Brigid